A militia marches on Battery Park in the 1920s

In this vintage postcard of lower Manhattan, some uniformed New York state militia members attract a curious crowd.


The back of the card mentions that “state militia marching in Battery Park in accordance with the ‘mobilization orders’ that were issued.”

The card is stamped 1928, and it wasn’t printed much earlier than that. The Standard Oil building, the tall structure behind the Custom House, was completed that year.

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